We are all filled with something, mostly ourselves, or, like some of the Christians at Ephesus, that and way too much wine (Eph. 5:18). The point is that whatever fills us controls us, constantly captures our attention, and occupies our time, efforts, and defines our goals. For Christians, being filled with the Spirit is the only real concern; being filled with anything else is distracting at best, destructive at worst.
But what does it mean to be “filled with the Spirit”? One thing we can know right off the bat is the verb ‘be filled’ is in the present tense, imperative mood signifying Paul is not making a suggestion, if we feel like it or when we get around to it, but a command. We can dispense with any procrastination, it’s something we are ‘to do and do it now’. Knowing this is not an option, then, one way to understand being ‘filled with the Spirit’ is through the term displacement and, as a result of displacement, replacement. An instance of displacement occurs when something heavy is put into something light, like a heavy rock into a pail of water. The water is displaced and runs over the sides of the pail. Replacement is simply that the rock takes the place of where water once stood.
This is a great post by Dr Wm Ryzek over at So…..What’s the Point? This is an easy to understand article on being filled with the Spirit and what that looks like.
To finish reading this post please head over to http://drwryzek.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/being-filled-with-the-spirit/ While you are there why not check out the rest of the site and let Dr Wm Ryzek know something he wrote blessed you.
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